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June 8, 2014

Indian Burial Mounds


Are Indian burial grounds/mounds really ‘haunted’? Is there truth to these stories of spirits inhabiting these areas, or is it just a figment of imagination that has been passed down over the years and been reinforced by Hollywood? What’s that you say? Hollywood would never embellish anything? Ha! Perhaps they are lumped together with cemeteries in that regard. The only experience I have with any kind of ‘burial mounds’ is on an old golf course long ago that has since fallen victim to the developers looking to make a buck or two. On the 10th hole, in the middle of the fairway, there were several of these mounds that were quite prominent. Being young and impressionable at the time, my father took delight I’m sure, and scared me with a story that the mounds were Indian burial mounds and that the locals said they were haunted and guarded by Indian spirits and you should never walk over them or you would be subjected to a curse from the gods. I was always afraid to hit my ball near them. Over the years of course, I knew that they weren’t really Indian burial mounds. I’ve played thousands of different golf holes and forgotten most of them, but I’ll always remember the one with the ‘burial mounds’.